I've lost my touch

We had a wonderful time last night celebrating Pauline’s birthday.

We headed out to a smorgasbord restaurant and I found that I’ve lost my touch. It’s probably not a bad thing. In fact it’s quite a good thing.

Even though it was one of those all you can eat places, I’m finding that I just can’t eat all that I used to. I remember when smorgasbords meant piling up the plate and seeing how many times you could go back for more. I was quite the expert at ‘getting my money’s worth’.

I’ll admit that I had a larger dinner than I would on most nights but I was more than happy starting with a plate of cold food, then onto one hot and finishing off with sweets. None of the plates were piled up and I was happy to stop when I felt full.

I must say that it was so enjoyable to fill up on good food and still be able to leave the restaurant without feeling like I’d overdone it. I can still remember leaving restaurants after eating way too much and feeling decidedly seedy.

Maybe I’m getting old or just getting wiser.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • *laughing* … all you can eat places really make money off of me … i’d rather leave feeling comfortable – and not stuffed!

    blessings on ya!

  • I still haven’t learnt my lesson yet. I eat at “all you can eat places” until I feel sick and can barely walk out. I also order to much when I go out to resteraunts and get takeway. I end up throwing half of it in the bin and lying on the couch all night because i cant move lol

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